Christmas Wonder

December 25, 2014

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I sit in wonder
Looking back I see it
Generational darkness
And pinholes of light
The tragedy and the pain
The sorrow that led to joy

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The relational chaos
Can be seen on the I-Phone
Looking for a connection
Missing the person

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With eyes on the hand
Holding the person captive
Not seeing my eyes
Longing for a connection
To be seen as a person

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I’ll lay the phone down
Turn it off and look around
Not miss the moment
The eyes and the warm embrace
Surprising moments of joy

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More information
Life lived vicariously
Technology is worshiped
Junk food of the mind
Robbing us connection
With the real and life giving

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I will text you now
And give an invitation
To come share a joy
Know the beauty of looking
In the eyes of the One who loves

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I have learned in the morning before I look at my I-Phone, turn on the computer and check my email to be still and look in the face of the Father who sees. The unseen is the real just like love. You know when it is not there and you know it when it is. Turn your mind, heart and soul to the One who can stop the noise and chaos and give you peace. Today people around the world are looking for gifts. One has been given you and you have only to be still, listen and believe. Readings this morning that has been helpful to me in stopping the “junk food” noise from generations are the following: “My Utmost for His Highest” by Oswald Chambers, “Jesus Calling” by Sarah Young. Psalm 25:14 speaks of a God who will “confide in you” and Psalm 55:22 says “Cast your burden on the Lord and he will sustain you.” Looking back I see the generational darkness and I now see the generational light revealed that day God was born in the world as a baby. May the real wonder of Christmas be yours today! Merry Christmas!

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Light

December 17, 2009

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Christmas season brings the lights
Lighting it up with hope, joy
Looking to give and receive
The Light of the world
 
Light within is the answer
Many walk in dark places
Confused and afraid of the night
Because they can’t see
 
There is a presence
Given to all who believe
A love without end
 
Where can I find peace?
The most important question
Asked when I was young
 
Wisdom is what I needed
Insight to find a new way
A longing for what is true
A way to find peace
 
© Terry S. Smith
December 16, 2008
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Life

December 1, 2009

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A Christmas Story
One told around the world
Has brought life to me
 
In quiet I think
Of all the sacrifices
Freely given love
 
I will look for ways
To see things as they are
Get all the information
See all the angles
My life will depend on it
I don’t want to miss life
 
© Terry S. Smith
November 24, 2009
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